Tomáš Svoboda : Like A Movie

Cinema in the Head

Film is present in various forms in Tomáš Svoboda’s work. He uses the language and environment of film in such a way that we notice them at once. He makes no attempt to conceal the fact that props are props. The action is narrated by media other than film. Movement in film is confronted with movement in the space of the viewer.

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Crafting the commons: the politics of togetherness (intensive workshop)

The Modus Operandi AND consists of an ethical-aesthetical approach to “the way things happen” that offers a toolbox for the exercise of a sustainable coexistence. It is both a practical and theoretical interface, transversal to varied fields, that becomes of particular interest for those working in the mediation of relations.

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Dan Perjovschi: Artist as reporter

For a period of time I act as a reporter and transform in visual images all data collected on that specific place and at that specific time. The source of my drawings are a short unpretentious research on the spot, some talking with people from the host institution, checking mainstream and alternative media, internet, newspapers

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KKA2: Foreign literary events of the past year

In the company of translators, critics and editors we will discuss interesting events that took place in foreign literature during 2015.

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tranzit.cz - Series of Multiples

In cooperation with the artists and authors whom we publish we are preparing exhibitions, performances and other activities – tranzit.cz produces a series of multiples.

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Symposium A2: Under the Influence of Literature

The theme of the annual symposium Under the Influence of Literature, being organised for the fifth year running by the A2 fortnightly cultural magazine, will be Adaptation to and Reflections on History in Contemporary Czech Literature and Culture. It is often said that Central European culture is stigmatised by history. Does this still apply even two decades on from the “return to Europe”? If so, how is the image of history created and recalled under its yoke? Does the “historical trauma of small nations” necessitate an (un)conscious forgetting, the destruction of memory, and the fictionalisation of history?

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Debate on colonialism

Recently there has been much talk in this country of the importance of post-colonial thinking. During the evening we will engage with what are mostly academic debates by reading poetry spread across historical periods and geopolitical communities.

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KKA2: Fan fiction – happy hunting!

At the end of the seventies, Michel de Certeau compared book readers to pilgrims, who systematically trespass in territory that does not belong to them, as well as to “nomads poaching in the fields of texts that they did not write, despoiling the wealth of Egypt as recorded on papyrus scrolls”.

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Sound On/Radio Off (interdisciplinary seminar – discussions – screenings – audio walk – radio improvisation)

The students and lecturers of CASU (Centre for Audiovisual Studies) at FAMU have put together and event comprising panel discussions, film screenings, broadcasts, radio performances and audio walks. The chaired discussions will examine the latest trends in audio art in the broadcast media and other spheres. What forms and deforms a free space for expression and the creation of a broadcast audio signal? What opportunities are there for young people beginning to explore the possibilities of sound in public radio broadcasting for instance? What role does audio art have in the public space, including the internet?

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Launch of A Rebel’s Guide to Lenin

Today’s world is very different to that which Lenin knew. Lenin’s first pamphlet was written by hand, while these day ideas fly around the world with a simple click of a button. However, if Lenin were to be resurrected, he would very quickly recognise many things that have not changed since his era – endless wars, growing inequality between the poor and the rich, harsh state repression, the plundering of poor countries by rich corporations, corruption, and the impotence of mainstream politicians. A different world is not only possible, but essential if humankind is to survive. In order to achieve this we need to organise. Our enemies have power via their organisations, and we need it too.

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A talk given by Luis Camnitzer followed by a discussion

Luis Camnitzer (b. 1937) is an artist and acclaimed writer, curator and educator. He is Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York.
He studied in Montevideo, Uruguay, and left for the USA in 1964. He settled in New York, where he co-founded the politically engaged collective The New York Graphic Workshop (along with Liliana Porter and José Guillermo Castillo).

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Dóra Maurer, Inter-Images. The connections between the painting and moving images.

Since the early 1970’s Dóra Maurer has investigated the relationship between space and movement through using serial sequences of images, geometrical structures, signs, and colors. Early on in her practice, she moved from experiments in printmaking to highly conceptual photography, structural film, and process-based drawing. Working in a wide range of mediums, she creates works based on rigid mathematical and conceptual processes guided by an empirical approach to conceptual problem-solving.

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